Nepal: New handbook to promote international humanitarian law

23 March 2015
 Nepal: New handbook to promote international humanitarian law

A handbook for parliamentarians and other civilian authorities titled "Promoting Respect for International Humanitarian Law in Nepal" was launched in Kathmandu on 16 March at a ceremony organized by the National IHL Committee, Government of Nepal, and together with the ICRC and the Nepal Red Cross Society.

The handbook was unveiled by chief guest and Chairman of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal, Subas Chandra Nembang. Addressing the gathering, Nembang said Nepal should draft laws and execute them according to its international commitments. He further added that the handbook on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) could help the lawmakers become aware about their roles in fulfilling international commitments made by the state.

There is no doubt the handbook is a useful and important publication for all in this field.

Read: the full story on the ICRC New Dehli blog